The development and implementation of a reading and study skills program in a junior high school

Cole, Murdock (1977) The development and implementation of a reading and study skills program in a junior high school. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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The internship was designed to develop and implement in a junior high school an inservice program in the teaching of reading and study skills in mathematics, general science, English literature and social studies. The objectives of this program were to help teachers to become aware of these reading and study skills, to help them to become familiar with techniques to teach these skills and to help them, if they so desired, to develop a reading and study skills program which could be implemented the next school year. – The program involved a series of formal and informal teacher-intern conferences designed to strengthen the teachers’ awareness of the reading and study skills and to show them techniques to teach the skills. The intern demonstrated some teaching techniques in the classroom. He included lessons on vocabulary development, finding the main idea, developing cause and effect relationships, problem solving and developing literal, inferential and creative comprehension. The intern also developed and distributed resource materials which contained activities that the teachers could use with their classes. Finally, he gave the teachers lists of reading materials for their own further use. – The teachers’ evaluation of the inservice education program revealed that, generally, they found the program to be a valuable experience. They found that they had a greater awareness of the importance of teaching the reading and study skills, that they were making a conscious effort to teach these skills and that the techniques and activities which the intern provided helped them to teach the skills. However, they also said that such a program would be of more benefit if it were implemented at the beginning of the school year.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Item ID: 10322
Additional Information: Bibliography : leaves 64-68.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1977
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Reading; Study skills; Teachers--In-service training.

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